IT²EC 2020 Conference


Using COTS Software for Simulation and Modelling

01 September 2020
Emerging Solutions: Propelling Today's Advances into the Digital Twin Age

The use of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) software has been growing in the defence industry, but is mainly limited to 2 key areas:

1) Commercial gaming tech visualisation technology such as VR and AR and 3D engines such as Unreal and Unity, to power flight simulators or sims such as VBS

2) Simulations built for the defence industry by the defence industry, such as Sword and VR Forces

A completely overlooked area are the full service commercial wargame simulations. The general attitude towards these has been that they are games or toys and not suitable for serious analysis or training. That attitude has been slowly changing but still has a long way to go

Aida Matta, Director, International Programs - NAWCTSD
Iain McNeil, CEO - Slitherine / Matrix Games
Dmitrios Dranidis, Head of Development - Warfare Sims


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